17 Upcoming Events

Election posters in Israel, April 8, 2019

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Seminar - Open to the Public

Israeli Elections 2019: Ramifications for Israel, the United States, and the Region

Thu., Apr. 25, 2019 | 12:15pm - 2:00pm

One Brattle Square - Room 350

Speaker: Chuck Freilich, Senior Fellow, International Security Program

The speaker,  a former deputy national security adviser in Israel, author of Israeli National Security: A New Strategy for an Era of Change (2018), will discuss the ramifications of Israel's elections for Israel itself, the United States, and the Middle East. Among the issues addressed: the future of the peace process, the Iran nuclear issue and Iranian challenge generally, the potential for conflict with Hezbollah and Hamas, U.S.-Israeli relations, and the elections' domestic ramifications.

Please join us! Coffee and tea provided. Everyone is welcome, but admittance will be on a first come–first served basis.

LTG Robert P. Ashley

Defense Intelligence Agency

Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

Breakfast with DIA Director LTG Robert P. Ashley

Fri., Apr. 26, 2019 | 8:45am - 10:00am

Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

The Intelligence and Defense Projects at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs will host a breakfast seminar with LTG Robert P. Ashley, Jr., Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, on Friday April 26th from 08:45-10:00am in the Belfer Center Library. 

Breakfast will be provided on a first come, first served basis. RSVP required.

Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

“US-China Competition in the Age of the Knowledge Economy”: Belfer Seminar with Yan Xuetong and Graham Allison

Fri., Apr. 26, 2019 | 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

The Belfer Center will host a Seminar with Yan Xuetong (Distinguished Professor and Dean of the Institute of International Relations at Tsinghua University) in the Belfer Center Library (L369). Graham Allison, Douglas Dillon Professor of Government and former Director of the Belfer Center, will moderate.

Conference - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

The Ethics & Morality of Intelligence

Tue., May 7, 2019 | 8:00am - 6:00pm

The Ethics of Intelligence is a full day conference hosted by the Intelligence Project at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. 

The conference will consist of four panels, a working lunch, and a reception. The morning sessions will focus on the purpose, role, and constraints of intelligence as a lever of statecraft while the afternoon sessions with address the moral and ethical questions raised by the means of intelligence. 

The conference is open to all and free to attend. However, advanced registration is required.

Location: The Wadsworth Room, Charles Hotel, 1 Bennett St, Cambridge MA

Harvard Yard in the early spring.


Conference - Open to the Public

Reimagining Investing in Frontier Technologies

Wed., May 15, 2019 | 9:00am - 5:00pm

Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs’ Technology and Public Purpose Project (TAPP) and Harvard Business School’s Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship are hosting an invite-only, one-day workshop to  convene investors (Limited Partners and General Partners) and entrepreneurs (CEOs) investing in and building emerging and disruptive technologies in areas including artificial intelligence, genome engineering, advanced computing technologies and more.